BBC BLOGS - Magazine Monitor
« Previous | Main | Next »

Your Letters

16:17 UK time, Friday, 20 January 2012

Great bit of nominative determinism: "Hong Kong-based investment firm led by Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing."
Paul, Abingdon, UK

No wonder my old Phonogram won't play vinyl any more, Paper Monitor! It only works on circular records.
Sara , Napanee, Canada

Funnily enough Rob (Thursday's letters), if you ever go to Milton Keynes you'd be forgiven for thinking you're in the US. It's basically a large retail park, built on the grid system and designed for traffic with not a pedestrian in sight. They've even got those traffic lights that hang down over the middle of the road from a wire and everything. I wouldn't be surprised if they soon start driving on the right.
Clare, Aylesbury, UK

I whole-heartedly agree with the correspondence regarding trouser sizes (Wednesday's and Thursday's letters). The market that trouser makers are producing for seems to be shrinking. I take a 30" waist and catalogues start at 32". And even though I am skinny could I please have some room in the leg? When I kneel down I cut the circulation off at the knee!
J. Paul Murdock, Wall Heath, West Midlands, UK

Regarding clothes sizes, I found that shirts are now predominantly "modern fit" which means much slimmer than previously for the same given size. That confuses me because I thought that people were getting fatter these days. Or do I have to wait for "post-modern fit"?
Ian, Redmond

May I remind those people that design trousers for our national retail chains that I have got long legs and I am also morbidly obese. Your trousers fit perfectly. Thank you. This elementary knowledge of physiology is most welcome.
Ben Merritt, Sheffield, England

John, (Thursdays letters) yes, that's what I called it too when it tried to land on my bird table and squashed the thing flat. I'll get my coot.
Dave, Cambridge

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.